Midwest collections enrich Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ April 18-19 sale

Meissen porcelain pate-sur-pate four-piece clock garniture, last quarter 19th century. Estimate: $100,000-$125,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image

CHICAGO – Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ April 18-19 Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver auction includes over 900 lots of Continental, French, English and American furniture and decorative arts. A number of highlights in the sale come from two private Midwestern collections, including property from Fairlawn, Lake Forest, Illinois, a prominent residence built in 1870 by Charles b. Farwell who served as a U.S. representative and senator from Illinois. African works of art from the Detroit Institute of Art will be offered in the sale as well as a significant collection of Russian silver. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

In the decorative arts category, a Meissen porcelain pate-sur-pate four-piece clock garniture (above) with an estimate of $100,000-$125,000 and a Vienna porcelain and giltwood tall-case clock with an estimate of $40,000-$60,000 are among top lots in the sale.

American furniture among top lots includes a Chippendale mahogany chest on chest, circa 1770, which carries an estimate of $100,000-$200,000. Also, a federal carved, inlaid and veneered mahogany bowfront settee will be offered as well as a federal satinwood inlaid mahogany Pembroke table (below), both with estimates of $20,000- $40,000.

Federal satinwood inlaid mahogany Pembroke table, New England, the underside inscribed ‘Cullen 1803’ in pencil. Estimate $20,000-$40,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image

English furniture, decorative arts and fine art will mainly be offered on day two of the auction. Highlights include a pair of monumental George III parcel gilt mahogany mirrors (estimate $80,000-$120,000) and a George III satinwood rosewood and marquetry Pembroke table (estimate: $30,000-$50,000).

Pair of George III parcel gilt mahogany mirrors, circa 1760, 72 x 30 in. Estimate $80,000-$120,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image

Of the dozens of paintings in the auction, none is larger or grander than Peter Monamy’s A Royal Yacht and a Flagship of the Squadron of the Red (estimate: $15,000-$25,000).

Peter Monamy (British, 1681-1749), ‘A Royal Yacht and a Flagship of the Squadron of the Red,’ oil on canvas, 38 x 50 in. Estimate$ 15,000-$25,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image

Also included in day two of the sale is a large and impressive collection of Russian silver. Examples include a large Russian silver mounted cut glass centerpiece kovsh with a presale estimate of $30,000-$50,000 and a large Russian silver-gilt and Niello decorated tankard (below) with an estimate of $12,000-$18,000.

Large Russian silver-gilt and niello decorated tankard, mark of Sazikov with an Imperial warrant, assay of Viktor Savinsky, Moscow, 1874, 6½ in. high. Estimate $12,000-$18,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image

Additional Russian silver objects include cigarette cases and snuffboxes.